Firstly, a massive big thank you to everyone who supported LHFC’s Easter Egg appeal once again the response was terrific, your generosity was overwhelming, and your donations were truly appreciated. Thank you to all our valued volunteers who helped the Easter Bunny to deliver over 800 gifts to children across Merseyside.
April has been another busy month for LHFC as we kicked off the month with an Executive meeting at the Liverpool County FA, to discuss LHFC Women’s programs and our futsal registration. We were also able to confirm the date for our Women Against Domestic Abuse Cup 2018 #WADAC18. We have great interest in this tournament and feedback from previous years is very positive, so mark 19th June 2018 in your diaries and call me on 0151 237 3986 or email me at [email protected] for further information or team registration forms.
Jess and I have been very busy contacting all the hostels across the City and arranging visits to engage with more women and enrol them on to our programmes. I mainly want to stress we are “More than just football” and we aim to empower women and help them take control of their lives.
Our Friday @the Florrie sessions include mindfulness and yoga with our relaxation coach Eve as well as fitness classes and team building exercises. A healthy lunch is provided free of charge, and free transport is provided to and from the hostels.
The woman’s Futsal is now in full swing and Fran, and I went along to Anfield sports & community centre on 10th May 2018 to support our Team who were playing The Farmers and had a chance to meet up with some old familiar faces and have a catch-up. Thank you, Stacey, for standing in as player-coach.
LHFC were beaten 15-8 in a high tempo game with both teams showing great passion and determination. Well done to both teams and good luck for your next match.
Thanks to Trusthouse Charitable Foundation http://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/ whose generous grant enables us to deliver the women’s programmes.
Matchday 2 of “The Spirit of Merseyside League” was a great success and huge praise should go to our volunteers from both Hope and John Moore’s universities.
The theme of the day was raising awareness to Men’s health on world health day.
Livewire https://livewireliverpool.co.uk/ were in attendance and with the help of our volunteers were able to complete several questionnaires, administer simple one to one health checks and offer advice on positive changes in routine and lifestyle. Thank you to Livewire health trainer manager Vivien Graham and her health visitor team, who engaged with hostel support workers to arrange to follow up appointments at the hostels for those players who expressed a keen interest in improving their overall health and well-being.
We are awaiting confirmation from our Liverpool County FA colleagues as to the fixtures and league table. We will publish them on the website and our social media pages as soon as we can.
We look forward to Match Day 4 on 29th May when the theme of the day is to raise awareness of Lung disease, Asthma & COPD. We have secured the services of the local NHS Stop Smoking Team who will be on hand to offer free support for those who wish to quit smoking.